In 1993, during a month long canoe trip through the arctic I was honored with the privilege of witnessing one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet, a caribou migration. It was early summer and they were on there ~500 mile journey to the costal plain and their calving grounds. The Gwich’in call the coastal plain “the sacred place where life begins” and it is no wonder, for generations caribou has meant life to the Gwich’in.

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